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The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 September 1934 (USA)
Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war.

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Stephen Morehouse Avery (adaptation), J.P. McEvoy (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Francis Lederer ... Max Christmann
Joan Bennett ... Prudence Kirkland
Charles Ruggles ... Aaron Kirkland
Mary Boland ... Comfort Kirkland
Walter Kingsford ... Rev. Lyman Banks
Minor Watson ... Col. Sherwood
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Thad Jennings
Barbara Barondess ... Meg Mallory
Duke York ... Jonathan
Burr Caruth Burr Caruth ... Rev. Myles
Jules Cowles ... The Drunk
Irving Bacon ... Bijah
Spencer Charters ... Sam Evans
Holmes Herbert ... Gen. Sir Henry Clinton
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Storyline

Lederer is a Hessian soldier who defects to the Americans during the Revolutionary War.He falls in love with a Yankee girl, but a thuggish local militiaman jealously makes things hard for him while he's a prisoner of war.

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Taglines:

THE BUNDLING HIT! (original three-sheet poster-all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den kärleken - Den kärleken See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Referenced in Wind at My Back: A Formal Affair (2000) See more »

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good,old movie
18 August 2004 | by rperry1-1See all my reviews

Charming old movie (black & white) set in our colonial war during the winter. A hessian soldier-Franz Lederer (conscripted into the British army goes a.w.o.l.) Meets American girl, romance, candles in the window, bundling board-(an old new england custom to conserve wood) ensue. Saw this 30 years ago on TV haven't seen since. Charlie Ruggles was particularly good. So is Lederer and the female lead.


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